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decision 2016, here is lester holt. >> good evening, tornadoes forming in the heartland. and new twisters norming now. how one boy survived as the world crumbled around. >> and trump, who will be his vice president? and the current vp raising eyebrows about hillary clinton. the bombshell allegation that has a powerful u.s. senator demanding answers. prince's doctor identified and police get a search warrant. new details about the day he died. and firing the tsa, nightmare lines and passengers lose
patience. nightly news begins right now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. round two, the nation's midsection taking another wicked weather punch as we come on the air tonight. these pictures in a short while ago, a tornado on the ground this evening. in oklahoma, this evening, residents are still assessing the damage after two dozen tornadoes churned across the region, just about this time last evening, killing two people. right now, we can show you a map that shows in real time the locations of storm chasers, several of them as you can see in kentucky and indiana, where things have been heating up. dave gutierrez reporting from the storm zone. >> look at that. >> reporter: late today, this tornado slicing through mayfield, kentucky and
as millions in the midwest and north texas brace for another round of severe weather. winnwood, oklahoma recovering from this twister, almost a mile wide, up close on camera. smothering everything in its way. cutting a three-mile path and leaving a trail of destruction. >> it just blew off the foundation. >> reporter: at least nine reported twisters. >> ripping the town apart. >> reporter: tore through oklahoma, killing two people lisa buckner lived next to one of them. she barely survived, riding out the storm in her storm shelter. >> i just started crying. i just, i was in disbelief. >> reporter: teenager, daniel parks home alone when his dad called telling him to take cover in the center of the house. it soon collapsed around him. >> i was in the bathroom on the ground. >> reporter: the outbreak, spanning six states within hours, at least 22 reported tornados. the threat, far from
over. >> tonight the threat shifts back to texas, but tomorrow, it expands from texas to illinois with the biggest threat of supercells in missouri, oklahoma and parts of north texas. >> fire flashes. >> reporter: in oklahoma, a firefighter captured this video, even seasoned first responders say these tornados were heart wrenching. >> when you learn of a loss of life and then people's homes like this destroyed, i mean, it's not easy. >> reporter: today, a frantic search for her pets, trapped in her crumb leed home. a region where so much was lost, finally, something found. today, the national weather said it was caused by at least an ef-3 tornado with winds up to 85 miles an hour. now this region is bracing for the possibility of more
severe storms tomorrow. but tonight, there are already reports of multiple injuries and buildings damaged from the new tornado in western kentucky. >> all right, gabe, thank you. turning to the race for president now, donald trump saying in an interview today that he has narrowed his list of running mates down to five or six candidates. this, as congress returned in full from recess today, to face the new reality of trump, as the presumptive republican nominee. we get details from nbc's hallie jackson. >> reporter: ted cruz, mobbed late today, making his return to washington, but making it clear, again, he is not ready to endorse donald trump yet. >> there will be plenty of time for voters to make the determination who they're going to support. >> reporter: cruz, cracking the door a bit to get back in the race. >> if circumstances change, we will always assess changed circumstances. >> reporter: for his colleagues in congress -- the first day back at work since trump became the presumptive nominee. speaker paul ryan, down-playing expectations for thursday's meeting with the candidate. >> we can't pretend.
we have to actually unify and do it. >> reporter: the real concern to some republicans, that trump will be a drag-down ballot. marco rubio suggesting he'll focus more on key reelection races to help the senate keep its gop majority. >> i think the best thing i can do to do that, i think, is to support those who are out there running for the conservative cause. >> reporter: our nbc news analysis shows just 12 of 21 republican senators on the ballot in november support donald trump. trump campaign sources acknowledging those concerns, tell us, trump will do whatever he can to assure party leaders he is there to help. much of the talk revofl revolving around not just what trump says, on trade immigration, but how he says it. is that something you're worried about? >> what i see happening is a developing and a flushing out of issues and a change in tone. >> reporter: senator bob corker, dismissing talk he could be a vp pick, as trump tells the ap, chris christie
is still in the mix. narrowing down to five or six possible running mates, experienced politicians, who can do what trump hasn't proven he can yet. work with washington. and ahead of those meetings here on capitol hill, new controversy tonight, after his campaign included a prominent white nationalist on their list of potential delegates in california. trump's campaign calling it a database error on someone who was removed from that list two months ago. it tonight a review of computer records that was corrected. lester. >> hallie jackson at the capitol tonight. as you heard at the top of the broadcast, nbc news projects bernie sanders the winner in west virginia's democratic primary, but hillary clinton remains the favorite in the overall delegate count to take on donald trump. as nbc kristin welker tells us, she got a vote of confidence today from vice president joe biden. >> reporter: strongest sign yet from the white house. vice-president joe biden predicting hillary clinton will win. in november. >> i feel confident
hillary will be the next president. >> reporter: the vice-president, stopping short of an all out endorsement, his comments echo an interview he gave last month. >> no problem, we'll elect a woman in this country. >> reporter: right now, leading donald trump by five points, by the survey monkey online poll. but new polls in swing states show stas it issal dead heat. trump with a slim lead in ohio. >> great to be here. >> reporter: but first, clinton has to officially lockup her own nomination. campaigning today in kentucky and releasing new ads on radio and television. >> that's the job, and she is the one who is proving she can get it done. >> reporter: it's a shift in strategy for clinton, who had stopped spending on television to save resources for her likely battle against trump. but with bernie sanders poised to within a number of states in may, she is trying to limit her losses, and head into the convention on solid ground. today, sanders stumping in california, stressed the race isn't over yet in an interview
with chris jansing. >> we're going to fight for every last vote and if things go well in the next nine states, we've got a shot to win the majority of the pledged delegates. >> reporter: clinton campaign officials saying they're bracing for a loss in west virginia and still confident she will clinch the nomination. this is largely a moral victory for senator sanders, with the win mathematically out of his reach. a powerful u.s. senator is charging that facebook is bias against conservative news items. it is a story that has a lot of people talking, and the company is now responding. blake mccoy tells us more. >> reporter: 163 million americans use facebook. many probably turn to the trending feature for their news. a running list of stories selected, the website says, by popularity.
a top republican is demanding to know how the list is compiled. >> if the news is coming through there, which is represented to be objective and it is not, then i think the people deserve the right oh to know that. >> reporter: in an article printed by gizmodo monday, a former employee who helped compile that former list says sto stories are picked by editors, not algorithms. and facebook is deliberately dropping conservative stories saying it was absolutely bias. according to the source as politically conservative, trending topics about mitt romney among others were removed. in a statement, facebook vice-president tom stocky said in part there are rigorous guidelines for the review team to ensure consistency and neutrality. these guidelines do not permit the suppression of political perspectives. users from across the political spectrum rely on facebook to promote their message.
>> they have the ability to dictate what is popular, what's going to, you know, show up higher in their algorithm versus lower, and as a result, it shapes the way publishers are compiling their news, and also sharing it. >> reporter: today, facebook says they have found no evidence of stories being dropped. late afternoon, one of those stories was tough to miss. facebook trending, is trending. blake mccoy, nbc news. if you've been to the airport lately, you know about the long lines at checkpoints. it has gotten so frustrating, a group representing airlines, asking passengers to sharary photos of the long lines, using the #ihatethewait. and threatening to fire the tsa. joe fryer has details. >> reporter: at chicago o'hare today, an hour long wait to get through security. >> it takes long. i am not looking forward to it. >> reporter: now
travelers sharing photos of the long line, using the #i hate the wait. images are popping up across the country, chicago, midway, orlando, st. louis described by one traveler as cattle call insanity. carolyn heizer has this picture from jfk. >> i got there three hours early and still barely made it. >> reporter: times spent waiting in line rivals time in the air. the problem is so bad that the port authority that runs newark, jfk and laguardia sent a letter to the tsa warning it could use private security screeners if they don't improve. we can no longer tolerate tsa screening services, the letter says. >> they take a lot into consideration before they make decisions like this. this is huge. this will have ripples across our industry. >> reporter: 22 airports across the u.s. currently use private security, currently most of them are small, but two are not, san francisco and
kansas city and others like seattle and atlanta are considering the switch. the tsa admits it is understaffed. >> we are accelerating our hiring and targeting the hiring of airports with the highest volume. >> reporter: despite the long wait, some travelers are packing patience. >> it's frustrating, but everybody here would rather be safe. >> reporter: even with more hiring, security lines will still be long this summer. that's because the number of passengers is only expected to grow. airlines recommend showing up two hours before domestic flights. another option, signing up for tsa precheck. lester? late word tonight of the investigation into the death of prince. one of his doctors who wrote him prescriptions has been identified. police have gotten a search warrant, and we're also learning new details about what happened the morning prince was found dead. nbc stephanie gosk has more. >> reporter: among many of the unanswered questions about prince's untimely death, did a local doctor in minnesota treat him in his final
days? tonight, a search warrant says dr. michael todd schulenberg for a university examined prince twice. once on april 7th, before his plane made an emergency landing in moline, illinois. then again on april 20th, the day before prince died. the warrant, which was issued to obtain prince's health records, says dr. schulenberg was dropping off test results to prince at paisley park when he appeared at the death scene. during questioning by police, the doctor said he prescribed medications for prince and the unspecified prescriptions were filled at a walgreen's. dr. schulenberg is a family physician. he told investigators he worked for north memorial clinic. tonight, that hospital tells nbc news that he is no longer an employee there. we reached out to dr. schulenberg at his private office, but he has not responded. this comes after an attorney for dr. howard kornfeld, an addictions specialist in california, says a representative of prince, called his client the night before the pop star
died. for what he described as a lifesaving mission. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. we're following breaking news tonight out of massachusetts where police are on the scene of a violent attack at a shopping mall. >> reporter: the attack took place just south of boston shortly after 7:00 p.m. tonight. there's multiple injuries resulting from multiple stabbing. police say a car was driven into one of the stores, where at least two people were stabbed. there at least one person suffered critical injuries and was transported from the scene via helicopter but there could be several people injured. inside a nearby home, two more stabbings occurred.
we're told that boston police and massachusetts state police responded to them both shortly before they started. we're hear none of the victims have died, although some of the injuries may be life threatening, images from the scene are now pouring in with assault rifles. witnesses on scene are telling reporters they heard screaming and crying. of course we will continue to update this story as we learn more. back to you, lester. >> steve patterson, thanks. what's behind the alarming increase in people driving high. and a gun shot wound nearly ended his life, but it began a mission to save the lives of others.
aaa is out with a warning about driver driving high on marijuana. nationwide more than half the drivers rushed to trauma centers after traffic accidents have drugs in their system. usually pot. fatal crashes are on the rise. here is nbc tom costello. >> reporter: faces of lives cut short. tonya and adrienne gavara and brian wood, who's father is now the driving force behind duid for drugs. >> it turns out the most common drug that we find is marijuana usually in combination with many other drugs. >> reporter: today, 20
states allow medicinal marijuana, four states plus d.c. allow recreational pot. in at least two states that have legalized marijuana, a disturbing trend. in colorado, 19% of all duis, fatal accidents in which a driver had marijuana in his or her system up 44%. in washington state, that rate more than doubled, according to aaa. among the victims, 23-year-old blake gaston. >> you are impaired. you are impaired. i have seen impairment. i have seen what impairment does. >> reporter: blake was hit and killed while riding his motorcycle, by a driver now in prison who admitted he was high. under pressure, six states have passed new dui laws for marijuana. similar to a blood alcohol level, it is a test for thc.
thc level is meaningless, not an indication of whether somebody is really high. >> there is nothing to support studying a numerical concentration of cannabis in somebody's body to allow us to predict they're impaired. >> reporter: aaa wants a new approach to enforcement. >> you're saying i'm not going to find any weed in this car? >> reporter: training cops to better detect and document impaired behavior, on the road and at the scene of the crash. tom costello, nbc news, washington. up next, big change coming for one of the best selling beverages in america.
the white house announced today that president obama will become the first sitting u.s. president to visit hiroshima during a visit to japan later this month. he'll travel to the site where the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb during world war ii accompanied by the japanese prime minister. get used to saying this america is for you. butd wise -- budweiser said it's changing its
finally, tonight, a man on a mission to save lives, who found his calling, after his own life was nearly lost. almost a decade ago, he beat the odds after help from a dedicated doctor. nbc's kevin tibbles tells us, from being a patient to seeing patients of his own. >> kevin d morton, jr. >> reporter: a season of new beginnings for freshly minted dr. kevin morton. crossing the stage, is his moment to say thank you. >> it was a robbery gone bad. >> reporter: nine years ago, he was shot after closing up at the night shift. >> one resident told the family i had lining a 10% of making it through the night. >> reporter: doctors found massive internal bleeding, but trauma surgeon dr. sheth was tireless. >> whether we call it intuition, experience
or miracle, we put some extra sutures in and the bleeding stopped. >> reporter: after 50 days in the hospital, kevin set his sights on medicine. >> the compassion that dr. sheth has shown, i want to pay it forward. >> reporter: so stting next month -- >> you'll be rotating here on trauma. >> i can't wait. >> reporter: dr. kevin morton begins his residency at the very hospital that treated him. >> saved my life. >> reporter: at graduation, dr. sheth was there with kevin and his young family, as she has been since that fateful night. >> we knew he wasn't going to give up. we weren't going to give up. we had to make it happen. >> reporter: even the miracles of medicine can still benefit from a human touch. kevin tibbles, nbc news, detroit. that's going to do it for us on a tuesday night. i'm lester holt, for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching, and good night. butt to:
"i'm willing to forgive and move outcue: will as lly confident t" trt:08 ==raj/take vo if i could take it back i would. >> i am willing to forgive and move on and i'm pretty con fireworks den that the committee will do so as well. >> at 6:00 repairing a relationship. a police officer behind controversial tweets asks for forgiveness and gets it from city leaders. thank you for being with us. >> the city of san jose will not put up a fight over the reinstatement of a controversial san jose police officer. last night the apology after sir
phillip white is back on the job after being fired for a controversial tweet but should he stay on the job? he spoke exclusively with him who joins us live from san jose. it was up to the city council to decide if they can push white out again. >> they seem to trigger a lot of mixed feelings and could be a long flow. >> there is still a legal fight to fire officer white. once we said threaten me and my family and i'll use my duty to kill you. by the way if anyone feels they can't breathe or their lives matter i'll be at the movies tonight off duty care carrying my gun. white apologized publicly and submit a written